She Has Cut Her Hair

She, has cut her hair
And her ribbons gay
Have gone away

Thinks of Hardy’s “Ruined Maid.
While she
Has no knowledge of poetry.

Hardy’s Maid
Was devil-may care
With feathers in her hair.
For the poet wished to satirise.

But you will find
That girls of a certain kind
Have eyes
That see behind
The smile, of the unstaid maid,
Although they have heard
Not a word of Hardy’s poetry.

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